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2017 Airport Open House/Air Show
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Waterford, Michigan.
Hours:  10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Operation Good Cheer

Location: Oakland County International Airport (PTK), Waterford, MI
Date:  Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2017

This entirely volunteer Christmas gift-giving program, sponsored and coordinated by Child & Family Services, Inc. State Office, began in 1971 by individuals who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children who reside in foster care. Recipients include infants, children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities.

Over 4,000 children and youth are provided with gifts each year to open on Christmas morning and since 1971 more than 65,000 participants have had their Christmas wishes come true as a result of Operation Good Cheer volunteer efforts. Thousands of generous volunteers gather annually to participate in Operation Good Cheer.

Donor groups and individuals purchase and wrap Christmas gifts from a child's "Wish List". At donor sites, these gifts are picked up and transported by volunteer trucking companies and their drivers to a centrally located airport. Pilots and drivers with their aircraft and vehicles transport the gifts to local airports across Michigan.

If you have questions, call 517-349-6226 or send an email.

pilot application ​

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Oakland County International Airport's "Green" Terminal

In 2010, County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson announced that the first "green" terminal ​would be constructed at Oakland County International Airport, Michigan's second busiest airport in terms of take-offs and landings. The old terminal was more than 50 years old and very inefficient and costly to operate. In April 2010, ground was broken signifying the start of the county's first green building.

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Wright Brothers - Master Pilot Award

​Nominations for pilots who have conducted 50 or more years of safe flight operations.  The award may be presented to a nominee up to 3 years posthumously if the nominee has acquired 50 years of U.S. piloting experience prior to passing away.

Master Pilot Award Application